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The Brain Stem in a Lizard Varanus exanthematicus

Author : Hendrik J. ten Donkelaar
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This book gives a comprehensive survey of the structure and fiber connections of the brain stem in a well-differentiated lizard, the savanna monitor lizard, Varanus exanthematicus. It comprises a cytoarchitectonic analysis of the cell masses in the brain stem, a discussion of the localization of monoaminergic and certain peptidergic neuron systems and a review of the experimental data currently available on this lizard and on closely related species. The structure of the brain stem is discussed in terms of functional systems; wherever possible, the cell masses are treated in the framework of their interconnecting fiber paths as demonstrated by tract-tracing techniques and in relation to experimental data on other reptiles. Furthermore, some comments on the similarities and differences between the reptilian and the mammalian brain stems are presented. Research in "lower" vertebrates, including reptiles, has added much to our knowledge on basic features in the organization of the neuronal circuitry common to vertebrates.

Varanoid Lizards of the World

Author : Eric R. Pianka
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Monitor lizards (genus Varanus) have attracted a great deal of interest--these large and impressive lizards are often the centerpiece of reptile house exhibits. Monitors tend to be fairly wary and difficult to observe--therefore they are not particularly tractable research subjects, but they have nevertheless received an extraordinary amount of attention from devoted students.Varanoid Lizards of the World is a comprehensive account of virtually everything important that is known about monitor lizards, beginning with detailed species accounts and proceeding to various modern comparative analyses. Where possible, people who have had detailed field experience with a particular species have assembled species accounts. In the process of reporting what is known, we also identify what remains to be learned about these lizards. We hope to establish a prototype showing how such a diverse monophyletic group can be exploited both to identify and to understand the actual course of evolution. As such, this effort becomes a protocol for future workers to follow for other groups of closely-related species.

Descending Pathways to the Spinal Cord

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Descending Pathways to the Spinal Cord

Handbook of Behavioral State Control

Author : Ralph Lydic
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Handbook of Behavioral State Control: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms provides the first synthesis of information on the neurobiology of behavioral states, ranging from normal stress and sleep deprivation to debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. This book presents a working reference on the cellular and molecular mechanisms generating arousal states; pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of behavioral state control; and the bi-directional interaction between arousal state and the neurobiology of pain, and between sleep and the immune system.

Biology of the Reptilia

Author : Carl Gans
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Pain Management an Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice E Book

Author : David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman
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In this issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice, guest editor Dr. David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman brings his considerable expertise to the topic of Pain Management. Pain management is an important component of exotic veterinary care, and major advances have been made in this area in recent years. With this issue, readers will lean how to recognize, assess, and treat pain in zoological companion species through clinically oriented and evidence-based articles by top experts in the field. Contains 15 practice-oriented topics including pain recognition in birds; treatment of pain in rats and mice; pain recognition in rabbits; acupuncture in zoological companion animals; zoologic companion animal rehabilitation and physical medicine; and more. Provides in-depth clinical reviews on pain management, offering actionable insights for clinical practice. Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews.

Brainstem Mechanisms of Behavior

Author : W. R. Klemm
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An overview of the fundamental ways that the brainstem influences the initiation, mediation, and regulation of behavior--and the first major survey in the subject since the appearance of the classic work, The Reticular Formation Revisted. Also featured are an introductory tutorial section that synthesizes research discoveries with the historical milestones in brainstem research, basic neuroanatomy, arousal, etc., that are related to behavorial ``readiness,'' sensory and motor functions, and neuroendocrine and autonomic functions. The latter part of the book features a series of specialized topics, each written by a noted authority in the field.

The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates

Author : Rudolf Nieuwenhuys
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This comprehensive reference is clearly destined to become the definitive anatomical basis for all molecular neuroscience research. The three volumes provide a complete overview and comparison of the structural organisation of all vertebrate groups, ranging from amphioxus and lamprey through fishes, amphibians and birds to mammals. This thus allows a systematic treatment of the concepts and methodology found in modern comparative neuroscience. Neuroscientists, comparative morphologists and anatomists will all benefit from: * 1,200 detailed and standardised neuroanatomical drawings * the illustrations were painstakingly hand-drawn by a team of graphic designers, specially commissioned by the authors, over a period of 25 years * functional correlations of vertebrate brains * concepts and methodology of modern comparative neuroscience * five full-colour posters giving an overview of the central nervous system of the vertebrates, ideal for mounting and display This monumental work is, and will remain, unique; the only source of such brilliant illustrations at both the macroscopic and microscopic levels.

Cumulated Index Medicus

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Duvernoy s Atlas of the Human Brain Stem and Cerebellum

Author : Thomas P. Naidich
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This atlas instills a solid knowledge of anatomy by correlating thin-section brain anatomy with corresponding clinical magnetic resonance images in axial, coronal, and sagittal planes. The authors correlate advanced neuromelanin imaging, susceptibility-weighted imaging, and diffusion tensor tractography with clinical 3 and 4 T MRI. Each brain stem region is then analyzed with 9.4 T MRI to show the anatomy of the medulla, pons, midbrain, and portions of the diencephalonin with an in-plane resolution comparable to myelin- and Nissl-stained light microscopy. The book’s carefully organized diagrams and images teach with a minimum of text.